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October 22, 2014, 3:40 PM

Japan has won its bid for the 2020 Olympics, and Toshiaki Baba of the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) knows his country needs to be ready for an influx of business aircraft.

Along with projections for extending runway lengths at several airports, JCAB (Booth 1291) has been busy building dedicated business aviation passenger processing areas for customs and immigration, international terminal ramp parking that cuts taxi time by as much as 30 minutes and even, at smaller airports, FBOs, VIP lounges and executive hangar space.

October 22, 2014, 3:35 PM

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Jetcraft (static display) has brought five business jets to sell at NBAA 2014: two Bombardier Globals, two Dassault Falcons and a Bombardier Challenger, which are on display on the static display ramp at Orlando Executive Airport this week.

October 22, 2014, 2:10 PM

Air BP has entered into an agreement to purchase the aviation fuel business, Statoil Fuel & Retail Aviation (SFR Aviation), from Canadian company Alimentation Couche-Tard. The deal will add around 73 new airports in the Nordic countries and Northern Europe to Air BP’s 600-strong global fueling network. SFR is selling its aviation fuel business, comprising supply at 79 airports across Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland, the Netherlands and Germany, plus interests at three airports in the UK and Belgium.

October 22, 2014, 2:00 PM

Dubai-headquartered UAS International Trip Support (Booth 2208) has recruited a number of industry experts to provide flight and ground support in nine African countries: Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa.

Appointing country managers across Africa was our way of responding to client demands for quality services,” said Wynand Meyer, UAS regional director of Africa. “We are the first international trip support company to take on an initiative of this scale for supervisory support in Africa,” he claimed.

October 22, 2014, 1:00 PM

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen applauded outgoing TSA Administrator John Pistole for his “steadfast support” in balancing security requirements with operator flexibility. “John has a clear understanding of the important role business aviation plays in our nation’s transportation system and economy,” Bolen said. “It is an understanding he demonstrated throughout his tenure at TSA.”

October 22, 2014, 12:57 PM

Oil prices would have to drop far below $70 a barrel before OEMs feel any effect on demand for commercial airliners, notwithstanding speculation that precipitous price declines could discourage airlines from committing to more efficient jets at a time when replacement demand accounts for half of all orders for new airplanes, according to Boeing analysis.

October 22, 2014, 12:35 PM

Universal Avionics Systems (Booth 723) recently received FAA TSO approval for its SCN 1001/1101 software for the company’s satellite-based augmentation system FMS/multi-mission management system (MMMS). The latest software release includes a number of new features and enhancements for better operational efficiency and to support special-mission operations.

October 22, 2014, 12:30 PM

The comment deadline has been extended 90 days, from October 8 to January 6, on anotice of proposed rulemaking(NPRM) published in July that seeks to amend qualification standards for some flight simulation training devices (FSTDs), specifically those capable of reproducing extended flight envelope and adverse weather training.

October 22, 2014, 12:25 PM

Bell Helicopter, a division of Textron, recently announced orders for 14 Model 505 JetRanger X light singles in South Africa. Bell’s local sales representative, National Airways, was responsible for the sales, mostly to “private pilots and enthusiasts,” according to the OEM. Nine of the sales were announced at the 8th Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) show last month in Tshwane, South Africa.

October 22, 2014, 12:20 PM

South Africa’s O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg has taken a step up in the world by gaining a world-class FBO. Established by the aviation-loving Oppenheimer family and with a new terminal building and existing vast hangar (that could house three Airbus A380s), the FBO is set to put Jo’burg’s airport on the business aviation map.